Award winning investigative journalist and former Multimedia worker, Manasseh Azure Awuni has argued that the physical and verbal attacks on Lesbians, Gays and Bisexuals in the country ought to be stopped immediately.
Ghanaians, he argued must treat members of the LGBTQ the same way they would want their kids treated by other members of their family are treated by others.
The debate on the treatment of LGBTQI in Ghanaian society popped up after the group opened their first ever office in the country’s capital, Accra, with the European Commission participating in the process.
The former Multimedia Journalist in a post sighted by GhanaNewsPage.Com held the view that it is wrong for one country to foist it’s believes on another, especially when those believes are not part of the globally accepted human rights.
Manasseh Azure in his post among other things, accused powerful countries in the world of discriminately foisting it’s believes on other countries.
The investigative journalist however questioned the West or EU as to why it is not putting pressure on Saudi Arabia to accept LGBT as normal, wondering if there are no gays and lesbians in the country.
“If you are liberal enough to think that LGBT is right, you should be liberal enough to tolerate those who think is wrong. That’s when we can begin to work together to reach a common ground. The countries that think it’s right today once saw it as wrong” part of Manasseh’s read.
He again revealed how individuals who had changed their gender were struggling to return to live their normal lives after appearing in a BBC documentary he watched last year.
According to him, the happiness they thought they would find in their new genders did not exist.
“Last year, I listened to a BBC documentary in which people who had changed their gender were now struggling to return to their original gender. The happiness they thought they would find in their new genders did not exist after all” Manasseh wrote.